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{FD} These might be the only non-human war medics on Earth

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A species of African ant lives a life so fierce that it’s become expert at wartime triage. Continue reading

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{FD} These may be the only non-human war medics on earth

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A species of African ant lives a life so fierce that it’s become expert at wartime triage. Continue reading

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{FD} Facebook has an interesting dating rule

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Buried in a larger piece about how companies are handling employee relationships in the wake of the #metoo movement—the upshot: they’re reexamining their relationship policies and, per one lawyer, “drawing a hard line in the sand” about those in plum p… Continue reading

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{FD} Study finds beetle has hugely disgusting survival mechanism

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Planet Earth has been holding out on us. Continue reading

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{FD} Discovery of Neanderthal tools reveals some surprises

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Modern hunter-gatherers used “digging sticks,” crafted from wood, to search for edible roots and tubers, as well as to hunt. Continue reading

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{FD} DNA From ‘Cheddar Man’ reveals surprise about early Brits

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Think of a stereotypical Brit and you may imagine a pale cast member from Downton Abbey. Continue reading

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{FD} Final answer may be near on King Tut tomb mystery

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The theory that King Tut’s tomb also holds the remains of his stepmother, the legendary Queen Nefertiti, has tantalized Egyptian archaeology for nearly three years. Continue reading

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{FD} Elephants’ fear of bees may help protect them

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Researchers tramped into a national park in Sri Lanka, played a recording of agitated honey bees within earshot of elephants, and got the reaction they hoped for: The elephants developed a serious case of the heebie jeebies. Continue reading

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{FD} Tourists say they ordered steaks and water, got $1.3K bill

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Venice mayor says he’s looking into the potentially ‘shameful episode.’ Continue reading

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{FD} WWII soldiers dumped into mass grave after shipwrecks scavenged, report says

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Their metal coffins ripped apart in the ocean, World War II sailors have reportedly found a new home: a shallow mass grave. Continue reading

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{FD} Dogs eat ****, and you might not be able to stop them: study

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Before you freak out that your dog may be suffering from canine conspecific coprophagy, know that it’s probably not that serious—though you will likely be grossed out. Continue reading

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{FD} Don’t blame rats for Europe’s Black Death

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Those poor, misjudged rats? Continue reading

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{FD} Queen learns where crown jewels were hidden during WWII

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A BBC documentary that aired over the weekend about Queen Elizabeth had all kinds of interesting royal nuggets, but one revelation in particular was news to the queen herself. Continue reading

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{FD} With his very first post, he became a Twitter sensation

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Gary Lee had zero tweets to his name as of Jan. 12. Continue reading

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{FD} No one has set eyes on this in 150 years, and it’s coming this month

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Look up at the sky on Jan. 31 and you may witness a sight unseen for 150 years. Continue reading

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{FD} Up for sale: Hitler’s Mercedes

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It’s being called “the most historically significant automobile ever offered for public sale”: the 1939 “Super Mercedes” once occupied by a standing Adolf Hitler. Continue reading

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{FD} How a truck driver figured out specs for the atomic bomb

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That a man who worked as a trucker made a 1,300-mile drive is perhaps unremarkable. Continue reading

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{FD} Tennis star’s brother-in-law may have set a South Pole record

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While many people were unwrapping gifts on Christmas Day, the brother-in-law of tennis star Andy Murray was wrapping up a 700-mile, 38-day journey through brutally cold temps and blistering winds—and, he hopes, setting a world record. Continue reading

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{FD} World’s biggest nuclear plant gets long-awaited OK

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The biggest nuclear power plant in the world sits idle, as it has for nearly seven years. Continue reading

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{FD} Great white shark tracked for years has fallen off the radar

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Great white Mary Lee, who is with a transmitter, has not sent a ping since June. Continue reading

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{FD} Babies born near fracking wells more likely to be underweight, says study

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Expectant moms who live close to fracking sites are significantly more likely to give birth to underweight babies, according to a comprehensive new study out of Pennsylvania. Continue reading

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{FD} Earth’s hum heard as never before

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The Earth hums, and scientists have for the first time recorded the sound in the ocean. Continue reading

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{FD} Britain’s been wrong about its highest mountain for years

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Adjust your trivia answers: The United Kingdom has a new highest mountain. Continue reading

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{FD} Right whales facing extinction after 17 die this year, scientists say

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Scientists are raising a red flag over the future of endangered right whales after a high number died in 2017. Continue reading

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{FD} The internet just bought an 800-year-old castle in France

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The French castle about 200 miles away from Paris was built in the 13th century, captured twice by the English in the Middle Ages, sacked during the French Revolution, and partially burned down in 1932, the Guardian reports. Continue reading

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{FD} Vomiting illness linked to longtime, regular pot smoking

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The legalization of pot combined with more potent strains of marijuana appears to be increasing the number of cases of a rare ailment that causes regular bouts of vomiting. Continue reading

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{FD} Study answers age-old question: are dogs or cats smarter?

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It’s not likely to be the last word on the subject, but researchers at Vanderbilt University have come up with an answer to the age-old question of whether dogs or cats are smarter. Continue reading

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{FD} Over-the-counter Viagra coming to UK

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For the first time ever, Viagra will be available over the counter and without a prescription. Continue reading

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{FD} Proof of Julius Caesar’s UK invasion found

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The Roman invasion of Britain signified an empire at its peak. Continue reading

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{FD} Scientists test ‘yeti’ DNA, unravel the legend

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Yeti sightings have been reported in the Himalayas for centuries, with onlookers describing a man-like creature that some say is similar to a bear. Continue reading

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{FD} Study finds commonality in 61 percent of opioid deaths

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As the staggering toll—in terms of bodies, emotions, money, and our life expectancy—of the opioid epidemic comes into sharper focus, the idea of those who are most at risk is crystallizing, too, thanks to research out of Columbia University Medical Cen… Continue reading

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{FD} Now available: same record we shipped to extraterrestrials in 1977

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Somewhere out in the great abyss of space, an alien may be jamming to Chuck Berry this very moment. Continue reading

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{FD} A Swedish power plant is burning H&M rejects

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H&M’s fashions are on fire—literally, that is, in Vasteras, Sweden. Continue reading

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{FD} Denver coffeehouse’s sign boasts about gentrification, draws criticism

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A Denver neighborhood known as “the Harlem of the West” isn’t taking too kindly to a local coffeehouse’s recent sidewalk signage. Continue reading

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{FD} Man says uncle’s tale sheds light on Amelia Earhart’s bleak fate

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Was Amelia Earhart held and executed at a prison on Saipan after her plane crashed in the South Pacific during her 1937 trip around the world? Continue reading

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{FD} 3 people car surfed atop a packed SUV; one ended up dead

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What’s more dangerous than carrying at least a dozen people in one Jeep Cherokee? Continue reading

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{FD} She owed her husband $120K, planned to pay $2K to have him killed

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Apparently unhappy at the prospect of sharing custody of her son, a California mom enlisted her former lover to lure her estranged husband to a deserted path and shoot him to death. Continue reading

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{FD} 95-year-old ‘Indiana Joan’ investigated over collection

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Her collection of ancient artifacts, worth more than $750,000, includes a Roman dagger, Neolithic ax heads, a mummy mask, and a crucifix from the era of Jesus Christ—treasures unearthed in Egypt, Syria, Israel, and beyond. Continue reading

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{FD} Chinese kindergarten with ‘devil teachers’ accused of drugging, abusing kids

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“Demand justice for these children!” That’s just one message posted on Chinese social media following allegations that a Chinese kindergarten run by a company listed on the NYSE abused the kids in its charge. Continue reading

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{FD} JFK had intense back pain, and it may have helped kill him

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Per the currently accepted narrative, the first ****** to hit John F. Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963, wasn’t the one that fatally injured him. Continue reading

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{FD} Huge uptick in earthquakes predicted in 2018, as geologists note Earth’s rotation is slowing

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Two geologists may have spotted a surprisingly simple correlation that can help predict earthquakes—and if they’re correct, the Earth is on track for an uptick in major quakes next year. Continue reading

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{FD} Top cancer doctors have some advice about alcohol

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Name things that increase your risk of cancer. Continue reading

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{FD} Doctor makes shocking claim, first steps toward world’s first ‘head transplant’

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The first step in what USA Today says would be an “audacious” therapy reportedly took place in China Friday: the world’s first human head transplant, achieved with two corpses. Continue reading

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{FD} More than 2K pieces of the ‘Buddha’ found in box in China

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When Siddhartha Gautama, aka the Buddha, died 2,600 years ago, legend has it that he was cremated and his remains split up among eight royal families, then eventually dispersed to several different countries. Continue reading

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{FD} They were searching for an old infirmary and found treasure instead

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They were searching for an old infirmary. Continue reading

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{FD} Denver has bizarre law that prohibits you from declawing your cat

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Declawing cats is now prohibited in Denver. Continue reading

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{FD} Effort to save rare ‘panda of the sea’ instead kills one

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The goal was to make a move that could save a species; instead, it killed one of the last vaquitas left on the planet. Continue reading

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{FD} Trap door revealed secret Michelangelo room that public may soon be able to see

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For two months in 1530, Michelangelo hid in a secret underground room beneath the Medici Chapels, “fill[ing] the walls with drawings” to forget his fears, as he later recalled. Continue reading

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{FD} Explorer tweeted ‘don’t rescue me’—but now he’s missing

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On Oct. 11, Benedict Allen tweeted a couple of lines that now seem ominous: “Marching off to Heathrow. Continue reading

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{FD} Man pulled into wood chipper dies ‘within seconds’

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A man trying to do a favor for a family friend ended up dead in a tragic accident in Australia Sunday night that local authorities are calling one of the worst scenes they’ve come across. Continue reading

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